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Quality Improvements & Interventions


Quality Improvement & Interventions

Minority populations experience disparities in the health care quality they receive, even when they have the same insurance, socioeconomic status, and comorbidities as their non-minority counterparts. Browse through the resources and tools on evidence-based interventions that can contribute to reducing health disparities and lowering cost.

Building an Organization Response to Health Disparities – Resource Guide [PDF, 1MB]

Focused quality improvement efforts should be targeted to populations at risk for disparities. Explore this guide for resources and concepts key to addressing disparities and improving health care quality throughout your organization.

Disparities Action Statement [PDF, 187KB]

Learn how to identify, prioritize, and take action on health disparities by championing the Disparities Action Statement in your organization. Participants receive personalized technical assistance focused on strengthening your quality improvement program through a series of consultations from subject matter experts.

Targeted Intervention: Colorectal Cancer Screening [PDF, 194KB]

This targeted intervention focuses on the HEDIS® measure of colorectal cancer screening, stratified by race and ethnicity, to demonstrate how to lower the costs and improve the quality of care for vulnerable Medicare, Medicaid, and dual-eligible beneficiaries. This approach will help you to prioritize your actions.

A Practical Guide to Implementing the National CLAS Standards: For Racial, Ethnic and Linguistic Minorities, People with Disabilities and Sexual and Gender Minorities [PDF, 636KB]

The purpose of this toolkit is to enable organizations to implement the National CLAS Standards and improve health equity. It is organized according to the enhanced National CLAS Standards, and provides practical tools and examples of CLAS, in addition to efforts to implement the National CLAS Standards that can be adapted for use by health care organizations. It is intended for organizations that have already decided to pursue CLAS, to improve equity and eliminate health care disparities.

Guide to Preventing Readmissions among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries [PDF, 1MB]

Get an overview of key issues related to readmissions for racially and ethnically diverse Medicare beneficiaries, as well as useful resources for hospital leaders to take action to address readmission. Our guide offers case examples of strategies and initiatives.